This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
(adj) charming in a childlike or naive way
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for winsome
winsome: you can win some one only if you are charming and attractive..
winsome = handsome.... so easy
remember swayamvar in ramayana or mahabharatha. in that a man wins a wife by winning a competition. So if a girl is charming and attractive, she is winsome(one who deserves to be won in svayamvar)
'w' (we) + agree + 'in' + 'some' + matters = winsome (which means aggreeable)
WIN+SOME... if you win a ticket to a disco with a charming actress, you will graciously accept the invitation.
win some one's heart by agreeing to what they say
Short Definition : small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
(noun) a small tuft or lock
(noun) a small person
(noun) a small bundle of straw or hay
(noun) a flock of snipe
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wisp
when I whisper in her ear, I can feel the WISPS of hair tickling my face.
Zephyr(Gentle Breeze(sounds like "Hisssss")) makes the small bunch of hair(WISP) of the kid swing!!!
by Divya Kannan
whispering means making low (small) sound, wisp means small bundle of hair or straw
Short Definition : thin; slight; barely discernible
(adj) thin and weak
a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet
(adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
a dim figure in the distance
only a faint recollection
shadowy figures in the gloom
saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
a few wispy memories of childhood
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wispy
whispy=whisper...which is barely discernible..
Whisp for its second meaning...wispy sounds like WHISKY..u drink tht daily u become thin n weak..
see spy in the word. spy is hidden always, so it's barely discernible.
when the chips are WISPY they are more CRISPY
Wispy and risky or better still... wisp and risk...the wisp of smoke could be showing a risk of fire.
Wispy- Wiskey.. once we drink it.. we wont speak clearly...barely discerning.. lacking clarity
Short Definition : sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
(adj) showing pensive sadness
the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wistful
Wistful and Wishful...Wistful = Full of longing or unfulfilled desire.
Wishful = Seeking advancement or recognition.
wistful ~ wristful ..havent u ever longed to have ur wrist full of bangles?
Wistful : like full of waste; Becoming sad; while rememberring
He was holding his head resting on WRIST showing that he was wistful like THE THINKER by rodin . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thinker
too many wishes makes a person wistful
Wish Fool:He or she was foolish enough to made an impossible wish
"Wasteful" - You become sad when you see how wasteful humans are.
wishfulâ€”a person is wishful, he wishes that he should have worked hard in the past.. so the meaning
with full - thinking about it sadly
Short Definition : introverted; retiring; remote remote/distant in manner; aloof
(adj) withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
lived an unsocial reclusive life
(adj) tending to reserve or introspection
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for withdrawn
After withdrawing oneself from societal association, one gets withdrawn/aloof/unsociable.
With + draw, taken along with straw...you can DRAW water from a glass WITH a STRAW.
Short Definition : (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
(verb) wither, as with a loss of moisture
The fruit dried and shriveled
(verb) lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wither
wither = with + her when a lover wants to spend time with her, generally his money is going to decay ;
Wither and batter both sound the same and both mean, to deteriorate.